"Ghost on the Dance Floor" as written by Tom Delonge, Travis L Barker and Mark Hoppus....
I'll never let you down boy
I'll never let you go
Her solace of life
Is so innocent and scary

So tell me that you're here boy
She says as if she knows
When God took her with time
God made me quite alone

It's like the universe has left me
Without a place to go
Without a hint of light
To watch the movement glow

Where a song is slowly starting
Your memory felt so real
At first against my will
But God invented chills

Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight
The moment felt so real
If your eyes stay right on mine
My wounds would start to heal

The kids are in a hurry
And I'm just full of fear
The lights make bodies blurry
It's getting hard enough to hear

It's like the evidence is cared for
And evidently clear
If I never leave this dance floor
I'll never leave you here

Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight
The moment it felt so real
If your eyes stay right on mine
My wounds would start to heal

I felt your ghost tonight
And I felt like hell
To know you're almost mine
But dreams are all I feel

I, I saw your ghost tonight
It fucking hurt like hell
I felt you here tonight
But dreams can't all be real

I saw your ghost tonight
It fucking hurt like hell
I felt you here tonight
But dreams can't all be real


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"Ghost on the Dance Floor" as written by Thomas Delonge Travis Barker

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionThose lyrics are still not correct. Correct ones are:

    I'll never let you down boy, I'll never let you go
    Her subtle hint of life is so innocent and scary

    So tell me that you're here boy, she says as if she knows
    when god took her with time, god made me quite alone

    It's like the universe has left me, without a place to go
    without a hint of light, to watch the movement glow

    When your song was slowly starting, your memory feld so real
    at first against my will, but god invented chills

    Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight, the moment felt so real
    If your eyes stay right on mine, my wounds would start to heal

    The kids are in a hurry and I'm just full of fear.
    The lights make bodies blurry, it's getting hard enough to hear
    It's like the evidence is cared for, and evidently clear
    If I never leave this dance floor, I'll never leave you hear

    I feld your ghost tonight, and god it felt like hell
    to know your're almost mine, but dreams are all I feel

    Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight, it fucking hurt like hell
    I felt you here tonight, but dreams can't all be real




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    Those are the ones from the booklet.
    fabsn182on September 22, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentSounds an awful lot like what it's like to go through the experience of heartbreak, whether it be in losing a loved one in passing or in seeing someone you dearly loved fall out of your life. When you're separated from someone you miss more than anything in the world (especially if it's someone you're in love with), you create an idealized image of them in your mind, and whenever you revisit that image (despite the passage of time and the way circumstances change), you're left with a ghost of a memory.

    There are a number of ways to interpret this song, and I'm very impressed with DeLonge's songwriting here - it's a couple steps above anything he ever previously wrote with Blink/Boxcar Racer or with Angels and Airwaves. To me, this is absolutely about being unable to escape the memory of someone you still desperately miss and love - despite the fact that the person has moved on and no longer feels the same way about you. There's no feeling more bitter than the loneliness and sadness of realizing that you can never revisit or rewrite the past, especially when it comes to changing someone's feelings about you. If it makes any sense, sometimes the most haunting "ghosts" are the ones which are still alive and well, but are no longer in our lives as we once knew them.
    uselessidguy331on September 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song kinda reminds me of box car racer. The drums in the bridge were kind of amazing.
    exnunson September 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThere is a line in the first pre-chorus. "But, God invented chills" is what it sounds like to me. Anybody else getting that too?
    dxwoodwardon September 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIMO this song is the same scenario as 'Not Now' but from the girl's perspective. If you don't know what 'Not Now' is about, go watch The Urethra Chronicles 2. :)
    himynameisal182on September 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionYou have a lot of errors in the lyrics. Here are the correct lyrics.

    I never let you down, boy
    I'll never let you go
    Your subtle hint of life
    Is so innocent and scary

    So tell me that you're here, boy
    She says as if she knows
    What got to her in time
    God made me quite alone

    It's like the universe has left me
    Without a place to go
    Without a hint of light
    To watch the movement glow

    And our song is slowly starting
    Never felt so real
    At first against my will
    That God invented chills

    And I
    I saw your ghost tonight
    The moment felt so real
    If your eyes stay right on mine
    My wounds would start to heal

    The kids are in a hurry
    And I'm just full of fear
    The lights make bodies blurry
    It's getting hot enough to hear

    It's like the evidence is cared for
    And evidently clear
    I'll never leave this dancefloor
    I'll never leave you here

    And I
    I saw your ghost tonight
    The moment felt so real
    If your eyes stay right on mine
    My wounds would start to heal
    I felt your ghost tonight
    And God, it felt like hell
    To know you're almost mine
    But dreams are all I feel

    And I
    I saw your ghost tonight
    It fucking hurt like hell
    I felt you here tonight
    But dreams can all be real
    I saw your ghost tonight
    It fucking hurt like hell
    I felt you here tonight
    But dreams can't all be real
    toowenson September 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIMO this song is about memories & dealing with the loss of a loved girlfriend / partner
    iv never heard a song witch i can relate to so well, so this is my image of how the lyrics portray whats happened to me and other guys who have lost their partners...
    mind my english..

    I'll never let you down boy, I'll never let you go
    Her subtle hint of life is so innocent and scary
    = dreaming and imagining the girl is still there for you or what yous had has not ended.

    So tell me that you're here boy, she says as if she knows
    when god took her with time, god made me quite alone
    = you feel she knows the pain your in and can feel it too.

    It's like the universe has left me, without a place to go
    without a hint of light, to watch the movement glow
    = its as if EVERYTHING has been taken from you and there's nothing you can do about it

    When your song was slowly starting, your memory felt so real
    at first against my will, but god invented chills
    = hearing a song that strongly reminds you of great memories yous shared but although the memories of her are good, it hurts and is sad to think about it , but you cant help it.

    Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight, the moment felt so real
    If your eyes stay right on mine, my wounds would start to heal
    = following directly from the last lyric the song triggering the memories are so clear in your mind its like you can see them as real as day, you now don't want to leave this daydream.

    he kids are in a hurry and I'm just full of fear.
    The lights make bodies blurry, it's getting hard enough to hear
    It's like the evidence is cared for, and evidently clear
    If I never leave this dance floor, I'll never leave you hear
    = facing facts knowing it will never be real again, having anxiety attacks..u don't wanna leave the fond memories , they are as close to real as you can get

    I felt your ghost tonight, and god it felt like hell
    to know you're almost mine, but dreams are all I feel
    = the memories in your head hasn't changed a thing, it hasn't brought her back. you realize its the worst pain you can get.... "like hell"

    Yeah I, I saw your ghost tonight, it fucking hurt like hell
    I felt you here tonight, but dreams can't all be real
    =the word "fuck" here is extremely powerful. the memories and feelings are priceless but now worthless.
    the ghost is all you have now.

    a great song but a very sad song to those who have gone through similar to what i have, this is why i click with this song so well. best album from blink!
    inksideouton February 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think "ghost" refers to someone you can' t get. Kind of like the idiom "give up the ghost." He knows he can't get her, so she's a ghost. And he says "to know that you're almost mine" shows how close he was to getting her, but in the end she is just a ghost, and he has to give up. I think with all the references to the dancefloor, he might have met a girl and took her dancing, or met her out at a club, and they hit it off, but it never worked out.
    mufkuh69on June 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDUTTYWOOD FOREVER!
    sowingseasonon September 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot one of you tried to provide the song's meaning. Geesh; what good are ya:) And now I won't either because should I screw up I'll never hear the end of it ;)
    FatBottomedGurlon September 15, 2011   Link

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